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LIAT Pilots Call In Sick

Disruption in air transportation services in the Caribbean

Linda Straker, eTN  Jun 16, 2010

(eTN) The airports of most destinations, especially within the Southern Caribbean, are expected to be it extremely quiet today because pilots of target="_blank">LIAT planes have called in sick.

“This action has resulted in the cancellation of LIAT flights so far today.
Passengers are advised to contact their local LIAT airport office or the LIAT Call Centre for flight information before proceeding to the airport,‚ÄĚ said a statement from the lone regional carrier, which is own by various governments.

The statement said that affected passengers will be allowed to rebook without any additional fees. ‚ÄúPassengers who no longer wish to travel as planned, due to the disruption, will be issued a full credit for future travel on LIAT,‚ÄĚ he explained.

The action by the pilots comes a day after the chairman of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA), Captain Michael Blackburn, met with acting chief executive officer of the airline, Brian Challenger, to discuss contentious issues of pay. LIAT operates over 100 flights daily.

Disruption in air transportation services in the Caribbean
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